Questions and answers about importance of the cross message in today's church:
1. What is the core divine purpose for the cross--of Christ and for us? The cross and the resurrection is God's uniquely chosen way to transform the fallen old creation (earth, heavens, dirt, deserts, plants, animals, birds, and humanity) into a totally new creation. See Rom 8:18-23; Acts 3:21; 2 Cor 5:14-21; Is 65:-7-25; Rev 21:1-6, 10-27; Rev 22:all. The old self must die and be done away in order for the New to come forth. Rom 6:3-7. The rest of creation follows mens' hearts in this transformation.
2. Why is divine stripping necessary? All of the old fallen nature, which resides in the cursed ground, in animals as well as in all of humanity, must be stripped off and put away in order for all of creation to "put on" (be clothed with) Christ and His Holy Ghost thereby becoming a new humanity and a new creation. This metaphorically is like metamorphosis similar to when the caterpillar sheds the chrysalis and emerges as a beautiful transcendent butterfly. We must be similarly stripped of the old and re-clothed with the new. See Gal 3:26-29; Rom 13:11-14. We must be crucified to the this present world and the old world crucified unto us. Gal 6:14. We will then be enabled to walk according to the new world order or new rule of life. Gal 6:16.
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